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in this election and see how they played out in the target state. most voters don't like barak obama and like the slulish economy that resulted from them and likely to center a less democratic electorate thap is shown in 2008 exit polls and most polls, they are tending to show nationally and independent voters going for romney. that means each party's side is relatively eating and nen partisan vote for cappedidates and independent voters break the tie. >> we have a map that is it on the screen it shows solid red as the states for romney and blue for obama and light likely obama and the pink states are light red for romney. pennsylvania, wisconsin and you say those are likely to tilt romny's way. >> wisconsin tep electorial votes is a battle ground with governor scott walker reforms affecting the bargaining terms and there was a june recall election on governor walker and he won it with 53% of the vote and his side got well organized from that. and i think that balance of enthusiasm that seems to favor republicans this year, that might enable romney to get over the line there. and pennsylvania
they will. where as the obama campaign has done much better among what they call sporadic voters. >> sporadic voters. all right. ari melber, don't go anywhere. sit right. we'll bring a few more folks into our conversation. this is what we like to call the brain trust there is perry bacon, fellow msnbc contributor, and suesan ferrechio. we've seen polling, we've seen numbers from a variety of sources. governor romney behind in early voting in key states like iowa, like ohio, like florida. his camp isn't that interested in grabbing early votes. so what does he need to do to win as opposed to the president who seems to have fortified his standing? >> the key thing to think about is ari's use the term sporadic. what both campaigns are trying to do is find people who didn't vote in 2010, for instance, and they want particularly obama's campaign wants to find people. they want to use the early vote time to find people who didn't vote in 2010, come to their house over and over again, call them over and over again, and make sure they vote. that's more important for obama because a lot of
to campaign through these waning days, not able to get his obama supporters out to become obama voters again is a real detriment to his chances of winning. it was always based on the turnout model. mitt romney has been winning over new voters. mitt romney has momentum. that might be on pause right now, but the intensity is on the republican side. people are going to go vote against barack obama for mitt romney even if they don't like mitt romney. the democrats are not feeling that way and if they're out of power and they had to pay to go to a hotel and life is tough comes tuesday, and it's inconvenient, they might not show up, and i don't think that having a few press conferences where he says the power could be out for a while, this is a serious storm, is really going to inspire people with a tough four years. >> the flip side of allowing the president to be presidential is it has put mitt romney in a bit of a box. there was immediately this pressure over whether romney should continue to campaign or out of respect for the people who are in the path of the storm he should stop, so he stoppe
of likely voters showing governor romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. now, that is westboun within thn of error. former mississippi governor haley bar bore join barber join. good evening. > >> greta: have you had any further thoughts about the race? >> for my thinking, the biggest change in the race is to obama's favor and that's been this storm, you know. any day that we're not talking about the economy and jobs, that we're not talking about obama's record for debt and deficits, health care, energy, any day we're talking about something else, that's good for obama, and so i will be surprised if he doesn't make a little bit of a comeback here. he's had a prett pretty solid mt for a month. there wasn't anything happen to stop the movement by romney. what may stop it is this storm and not so much that the president will do a great job, although i don't have any doubt that he will. mostly what happens right after a terrible storm is we know where i come from, it's the local first responders. it's the firemen, the policeman, the highway patrolmen, the national guardsmen, the mayors, th
and governor romney is dead even. latest fox news poll of likely voters showing president obama and governor romney are tied at 46%. today the battleground states becoming a battlefield. >> president obama has seen a once steady lead in michigan decline two points. michigan is in toss-up status. the poll is from the detroit news. it finds obama leading romney 47-45%. that is the second poll in the week that has shown a tight race in michigan. >> it's not too late to turn this around. we can save medicare and social security. we can cut spending to get this budget balanced and pay off this debt. we can get people out of poverty and back to the middle-class. we can get america back on the right track and give our kids a debt free future. >> so ask yourself, who do you trust to be straight with you, to level with you. who do you trust to stand up for the middle-class and measuring? ladies and gentlemen, we are not. these guys, we are not in decline. they are in denial. >> you got fundamentals in this race. one of the fundamentals is the economy is horrible. you have the tea party that arisen si
of victory supported obama. there is still a problem there of 500,000 voters who came out in 2008 who didn't come out out in the recall. people think those are obama voters and if they come out that could spell bad news. >> greta: bart star now endorsed governor romney and in wisconsin he is a big deal. does is it have any impact? >> he is a big deal. but president obama had charles woodson the other day. if aaron rodgers had been there on the ground probably a 20 point holdout for mitt romney. >> standing by for brett favre. >> thatle be the big get, that's right. >> let's remember that john kerry called lambeau field lambert and he won wisconsin that year. >> i think thought he won wisconsin that year. >> greta: when said lambert you can hear everyone gasp. >> that hurt obviously. >> we have much more straight ahead. one political analyst just called the race for president. find out hot analyst is and who he -- who the analyst is and who he says will win. that's next. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid doe
-point edge with independent voters in our poll, but president obama has an almost 20-point lead with self-described moderate voters. >> that's interesting that there's a distinction those two. >> a very important distinction and hasn't happened in political history. the taeea party moving to the right. we're just in the toledo where the jeep plant s.unemployment was 13% in that city when president obama took office. now it's at 7% rate. manufacturing, the middle class, these are the sweet spots of a democratic pitch, and they have been able to say that mitt romney, a state where the bain ads, have had an effect would not be a good stewart that have reinvestment. president obama's core argument here is economic and it's also saying, look, the policies that mitt romney will put in play are the same policies that got us in trouble in the first place. the raw politics of this are fueling the ground game right now. >> let's talk about the numbers. the u.s. economy added 171,000 jobs in october as you both well know, surprisingly strong number. it may end up being the final political football,
-american voters return enforce for barack obama this time? >> we're in the same spot as we were when bush was president. >>> and battleground road trip. the candidates are fighting tooth and nail for these girl scout moms and die hard cheese heads. so, "nightline" co-anchor bill weir hit the road in the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed
voters will turn out as much as the obama campaign expects. these sides do believe very different things. sure, they're spinning some, but they do believe different things. >> okay. let me go to james peterson. let me go to this whole question. and i may agree with the republicans to this extent, in terms of taxes. everybody's been talking about these swing states as if the tail can wag the dog. somehow if you win the swing states, you affect the whole rest of the country in doing so, when that's the residue. but if you spend all your advertising money and all your grassroots, all your social media, and you focus it all on ohio, that doesn't help you win in pennsylvania. it doesn't help you in minnesota or michigan. i'm wondering whether they got the thing wrong, possibly, the obama people, by putting all their faith in winning those seven states, or most of them. what do you think? >> i think that because of the electoral college, elections, presidential elections have to focus on swing states and have to focus on these emerging purple states, because as it turns out, the elections some
week now. i dot know if romney's argument really work. >> voters did think that president obama won that last debate. >> they do. they do. >> changed his entire foreign policy overnight, who is this guy? and why are we talking about how this affects the race? than we have someone who has no core at all, changed it a dozen times to appeal to the market share he's talking to. >> what it comes down to around actual argument about exhibitions and that argument is, one side conditions aren't that great. but they were much worse and they have gotten somewhat better. the obama people go look at romney's policy, exactly what george bush said in 2001. romney saying, look at what the president is for and that hasn't work. >> george, i want to bring this to you, they have started to send out these economic plans right now. yesterday in new hampshire, he talked about mitt romney's record in massachusetts, basically get out the vote message. >> that's right. they're saying romney is the candidate of change, we don't like the change. andrew said, vote against romney because he would balloon the d
a tossup. the latest pew research study says across the country obama campaign reached 11% of likely voters. only 10% for the romney campaign. look at the swing state. the romney campaign has an edge to reach 14% of likely voters, only 13 from the obama camp. >> bret: carl, thank you. president obama switching things up a bit. for the final push. chief white house correspondent ed henry is with the president in las vegas. >> wardrobe change for president obama. flashing a bomber jacket from air force one to remind even he is still commander-in-chief for now. and while aides are also promising a change in message, with a new more positive tone in his final case -- >> our fight goes on because we know this nation cannot succeed. without a growing, thying middle class. >> he is still going negative on romney with the campaign today charging the republican would be rubber stamp for the right wing. >> he is saying he is the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. governor is all for ensuring change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't
-american voters to feel there was a lot of racial -- a lot of nasty, ugly hostility not just toward barack obama but the voters. the obama campaign wound up front-loading so much of their early vote, when i was in ohio people were amped up to get out and vote earlier than they normally would have. in florida, soles to the polls which was cut off, has already happened so the obama campaign, in large part because of the republicans have actually banked more early votes this time than they had at this point in '08 so they've built up like a fire wall while the republicans are left with this to hamper their early vote. >> thanks for joining me tonight. >> we'll be right back with more coverage. >>> msnbc's meteorologist is back with the latest. bill, my one question is, where has the worst already happened? and where is the worst yet to happen? >> yeah. it can't get any worse than the jersey shore or the delaware area of maryland and coastal areas, you hit your high tide cycle and the water is receding quickly including new york city and that's good. you won't get any more destruction. it's been don
newspaper organization finds that 29% of likely voters are more likely to vote for obama because of the auto bailout. that's compared to 21% who say they are less likely to vote for him as a result. mitt romney tried to cut into the president's support with this ad. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. mitt romney will fight for every american job. >> now there seemed to have been some calculation that the romney campaign made that they would somehow benefit from this ad, that jeep was taking jobs from the united states, moving them to china to build jeeps there. chrysler's ceo says it's simply not true. he writes on the company's blog, "jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in the united states and will constitute the backbone of the brand. it sin accurate to suggest anything different." the man who president obama pictured to the czar to save the auto industry is stephen ratner. i asked for a response. stephen, good to see you. how do you
/orc poll of likely voters shows president obama with a three point lead. now that is inside the statistical margin of error. so that's about as close as it can get. and nbc "wall street journal" poll gives the president a six point lead in ohio. a little better for obama. still very close. now obama may be the top prize for the candidates right now l are other important battleground states. we'll take through over the course of the next hour in a way that only cnn can. john avalon and i traveled more than 1800 miles on cnn's battleground bus tour as the race for the white house reaches its conclusion. no mat wrer i ter where i go, t economy is the most important issue in this election. i've been traveling with john avalon. he joins me now as does my good friend christine romans. she joins me from washington. jim acosta from did he back to you, iowa, where mitt romney just landed. brianna keeler is in milwaukee, wisconsin, traveling with president obama. let's start here in ohio. the state has a very complex economy. here's some of what we've been hearing from voters on this trip. >> just a
in a gray area. we told you about the text messages, attacking president obama and urging voters not to cast their ballots for him. >> they are just anonymous. and they cost people money. that's a really big deal. >> reporter: we also reported on the sources of those messages, targeting the journalists and many in the 202 area code. just who we are looking for. >> reporter: he wasn't in the mood to talk. an unsuccessful republican candidate for the state senate in virginia last year, his centreville firm is the largest vendor of the gop robo calls in the country. >> now, can we talk about what you are doing? >> it is just so hard to trace them. really hard to trace them as you were lucky. >> we were able to track them down through the numerous domain names. >> and more often than not, it is impossible to chase them. and so we are seeing increasingly these anonymous text messaging and the robo call campaigns that come over voice internet ip or what could cam from china. >> reporter: and several of the domains have been scanned for spam and abuse. >> reporter: there are a few things for you to
, then they lean back toward obama. so if they can just make these women voters have that issue at the top of their minds instead of the economy, that's what's going to sway them. gwen: here's an issue that's not on the top of anyone's mind. even though it was the subject of the final foreign policy debate, which was this week though it feels like it was months ago. at the end it was clear both had a strategy goinging in and it had very little to do with talking about the u.s. foreign policy. >> right. there was the expected clash of world views. romney has been bush -- pushing the idea of american exceptionalism, the very muscular view of foreign policy, pushing, and right down the line , but that romney didn't show up for the debate. he pulled himself very close to president obama's positions on pulling the troops out of afghanistan in 2014, on not introducing military forces into the crisis in syria, on crippling sanctions in iran and it was really stunning. gwen: did the specifics matter or was this about both of them trying to look like the commander fdemeef >> it was a good strategy
certainly made that word stick. how do voters think he's done? >> obama did change a number of things and not the least of which is of course health care reform. presidents on both sides of the aisle tried before him and failed. and he ended the war in iraq and he passed the stimulus among a number of other financial initiatives. somexper say hwas peap too ambitious. >> coming in he said the administration was to really change the course of foreign policy and economic policy that the bush administration had been following. and he was elected on that mandate. but it was again difficult for him to achieve that change. apparently because the problem is so huge that they can't reallyhange the suctural economy and military policy, foreign policy, in two, four years. he laid the groundwork, but i don't think he's achieved as much as he wanted or as the people expected. >> we just heard from the professor about foreign policy. how do you think obama has changed the u.s. approach? >> right, well, obama had said repeatedly that america is a pacific nation. and he's been refocusing foreign poli
. the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president obama's back on the campaign trail today. new nbc poll show him ahead by six in iowa, three in wisconsin, and two in new hampshire. but this week he focused on new jersey. >> we're not going to tolerate red patape. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival chris christie. >> i can not thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. there will be some folks who criticize me for complimenting him. well, you know what? i speak the truth. >> reporter: the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. he's not a scary, socialist person. he is somebody who can be trusted. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name. governor jeb bush did. claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog a
on the campaign trail. president obama targeting voters in battleground ohio. >> you have a choice to make. >> mitt romney giving what he calls his closing arguments to voters in the midwest. >> we're shouting four more days. >> a presidential race still too close to call. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, our coverage starts now. >> thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. the candidates are heading into the last weekend of campaign 2012, making their last pitch to voters. the president and mitt romney circling each other in the midwest and we're starting with tom fitzgerald on the trail. tom? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for several days, hurricane sandy dominated the conversation but there are the new numbers out tonight from the labor department. employers adding 175,000 jobs, but the jobless rate ticking up from sun.8 to 7 -- 7.8 to 7.9%, again, unemployment taking center stage in the campaign. we begin in springfield, ohio. president obama making three stops in the state and telling crowds the state has made progress from four years ago and that republicans would re
in the state, voters are more concerned about the overall economy. romney is leading obama when it comes to the handling of the economy. joining us is michael barone. what do you think? >> what is happening in ohio? well, this was one of the three firewall states. the obama campaign wanted to concentrate on three states where they got the lowest winning percentages in 2008 except for indiana and north carolina which they conceded, florida, ohio and virginia. since the october 3 debate, florida seems to be gone toward mitt romney. he has been winning almost all polls this. virginia has been even tending a little toward romney in my judgment. ohio has been a little stickier. are the auto bailout is an issue there. if you look at the polls what you will see is white noncollege voters. a group that was 58-40 for john mccain nationally four years ago are not giving romney in ohio that much of an edge. and so i think there is some gain that the democrats have gotten from that -- that huge barrage of antiromney ads they ran before the convention. i would say this, though, sean. i think there is
. he will run a little bit ahead of president obama in the state. he appeals to some voters that obama does not appeal to simply because he's been there along time. i think brown ends up being safe. bill nelson has survived an onslaught of more than $20 million in outside ad spending. he's running against representative connie mack. while mack has had the potential to make it real contest, he has not. nelson is running it pretty close, six. . that's our it will end up on election day,. virginia was tied for very long time. there were 6000 poles in a row that showed it at a tie. -- there were 6000 polls in a row that showed it at a tie. we did the washington post poll that showed romney leading by a much larger number of earlier this week i do and think tim kaine is ahead by 3 points. on election day, this will be really close contest. i still give tim kaine the edge, a tort allen is not dead by any means. host: if you are interested in hearing from those candidates, we have covered many of the debates in the closely contested senate races. c-span.org to find them. reid wilson, editor-i
estimates obama is likely to win 217 of them, romney 191. >>> u.s. voters seem buried under massive amounts of information and claims made by the presidential candidates. many vers can't ll whether the information is accurate or even true. nhk world's susumu kojima reports. >> in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut them? >> not true. >> reporter: in the presidential debates and tv ads, both candidates have bolstered their arguments with a lot of facts. often one candidate refutes the other's information. many voters don't know who or what to believe. >> it's hard to tell a lot of times whether what they're saying is actually true. >> i think it's important in any democracy to have some way to objectively check the claims that politicians sometimes make. >> reporter: now the public is getting help from fact checkers. these experts and journalists check the accuracy of the candidates' facts and make the findings public. >> over the last 30 months, we have seen 5 million jobs in th
at this election we see obama is about to get crushed among white voters but about to dominant with black and brown voters which may carry him over the goal line. are we at a place in america where white america can get together pick a candidate and still not get what they want? >> i think we've reached that place. to say that it's white america all for romney and against obama is wrong. president obama will win pennsylvania if he toes and i think he will is in the philadelphia suburbs which are predominantly 85%, 90% white. that's where you have progressive democrats in the suburbs become being increasingly democrat. you got the last of the moderate republicans and a lot of independents as well. and they are voters who are intelligent, they care about the environment, they care about social justice, they care about causes like women's right to choose, et cetera. and those white voters will stay with the president in significant numbers and that's what will bring him to victory in pennsylvania. pennsylvania is a state with about a 10% to 12% african-american population and about a 6% to 8% latino p
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